This vessel set out for Natchez on Thursday last, the 23d January for her first time, more for experiment than emolument.  From a gentleman passenger, of correct information, who are enabled to state, that she can steam the current at a rate of upwards of three miles an hour-that she went from this city to the Homas, a distance of 75 miles in 24 hours.
                                                          Louisiana Gaz.

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How to cite this article:   “Steamboat,” Pittsburgh Gazette, 6 Mar. 1812, p. 2, available at